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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Varian Medical Systems Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $63 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $257 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Varian Medical Systems Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was 62.108 (Mar. 2016 ) + 64.952 (Jun. 2016 ) + 66.459 (Sep. 2016 ) + 63.1 (Dec. 2016 ) = $257 Mil.
* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.
If competitive advantage is created by a patent or tech advantage, at some point it will disappear.
High R&D usually dictates high SG&A which threatens the competitive advantage.
Varian Medical Systems Inc Annual Data
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Varian Medical Systems Inc Quarterly Data
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